TechSpot Video 10 Most Memorable Fictional Technologies

Science fiction books, movies, games, TV shows and other media have long been home to amazing technology. Many of these ideas can serve as inspiration for today's scientists, but just how close are we to the real-life versions?

Explainer: What is an API?

Direct3D. OpenAL. Winsock. You've probably heard of these and you might have even used them before. We're talking about APIs -- the golden fleece to programmers around the world. Join us as we explain just what an API is, and take a quick look at where and how they get used.

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